A last minute issue discovered during the validation of ATI Radon HD 5830-based reference boards has prompted AMD to postpone the cards from their scheduled launch on January 25 to a later date, sources at graphics card makers have revealed.
The issue is related to circuits on the board, and is triggering an error on card makers' software testing platforms, the sources explained. AMD has already decided to retrieve related boards for further investigation.
AMD responded stating that products are in the hands of its customers, and are currently undergoing the normal batch of tests. AMD declined to comment on the reported issue saying it does not respond to market rumors or comment on unreleased products. AMD also stressed that there is no issue with AMD GPU-based cards already on the market.
Card makers estimated that 5830-based products are now unlikely to hit the market until early February, at the earliest.